Hey! We're Maya & Elisabeth, founders of (un)told pages. (un)told pages is a webshop, pop-up bookshop and literature festival featuring only Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour authors. The project is dedicated to dismantling the whiteness in the literature scene: (un)told pages is about creating a space to platform, support and celebrate BIPOC authors. All our events are free & we always pay the people we work with.
It's important to us that the joy, solace, awakenings, & resonance that books can bring are made accessible to everyone. We want to challenge the structures, formats and criteria that dictate who literature is by and for, what forms it takes and how it's shared. We don’t believe in the canon, in tokenism, reformist representation, depoliticized art or the performance of identity/trauma for the white gaze. We want (un)told to be a space for people who, like us, are unedgy, sincere, awkward, shy. Untold means boundless, immeasurable, something that cannot be expressed in words alone. These stories are not untold — they were never gone — they have always existed.
The donations will do to future events, buying books and hopefully one day opening a physical store.